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Le Roy d'Espagne

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Grand-Place 1, Brussels 1000, Belgium
+32 2 513 08 07
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Overview
  • Excellent25%
  • Very good40%
  • Average20%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“fries” (21 reviews)
“waffles” (16 reviews)
“mussels” (17 reviews)
Open Now
8:00 am - 1:00 am Hours
CUISINES
Brew Pub, Diner, Belgian, Bar, European
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
LOCATION
Grand-Place 1, Brussels 1000, Belgium
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This place is great. We had a lovely meal here and they accommodated 6 of us. It was my birthday and the lovely waiter(not sure if his name, he was blonde? ) very attentive to us and made a fuss of me and even gave...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Carla S
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My partner and I had lovely meal where we got seats by the window upstairs where we could watch the fabulous light show in Grand Place,I had the Belgium beef stew with frites which was delicious my partner had the mussels in a garlic and...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank peterking1968
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Had an evening meal, can highly recommend 100%. Get a seat close too the window during the Xmas Markets and you can watch the light show during your meal. Extremely busy, but they soon found us a seat. The meal was served extremely quickly and...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank johnweedon1
Reviewed 1 week ago

You have many choices to sit and drink or have lunch or dinner on the Grand Place, but this was our second visit to Le Roy d'Espange, but not a real succes. We had for our evening the Fish and Chips, but the fish should...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank sabai77Pijnacker
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Due its location, it is probable this place has long been into the business. And that is surprisingly as food is on average while prices for the drinks are ridiculously high (i.e., 6,00€ por a half liter bottle of water) and the service poor. Maybe...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank fabiodiglio
Wedoobox, Responsable relations clients at Le Roy d'Espagne, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Fabio, We're sorry you didn't enjoy your dinner. We'd have loved to hear what you didn't like about it. Our prices are the same as every other establishment in the area but we understand it might have come as a surprise. It's the luxury...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

this was a fun place with a fun atmosphere.Kids would enjoy it. We shared the pig shank and it was enough for two.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank nickmchargue
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really nice restaurant. Good food; waffles; hit chocolate and beer. Nice place to drink and rest after a long walk around Grand Place. Highly recommended this area

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank dottolls
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited here 2 years ago and the food is still spot on. We shared the cheese croquettes starter which are to die for. But the dish that won it for me was the Flemish beef stew, omg it was bursting with flavour and the...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank JJ7643
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here twice on our stay. Food lovely, would recommended the fish and chips (also reasonably priced)! Staff great with a lovely warm atmosphere. Would recommend and attend again.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Chloe S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here and "Grandma's meatballs" and this was one of the tastiest meals of our trip! Great recommendation from our server, along with one of the local beers. Very tasty!!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank MacBeth1994
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 32
Cuisine
Brew Pub, Diner, Belgian, Bar, European
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Kids, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 1:00 am
Monday
8:00 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday
8:00 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
8:00 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
8:00 am - 1:00 am
Friday
8:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
8:00 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Grand-Place 1, Brussels 1000, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Brussels
  • Phone Number: +32 2 513 08 07
  • E-mail
Description
After the 1695 bombardment left a large part of the buildings on the Grand-Place in ruins, the guilds were responsible for its reconstruction. The baker’s guild rebuilt the Roy d’Espagne at number 1, Grand Place, in 1697. The patron-saint of bakers, Saint Aubert’s bust can still be seen right above the main entry, watching over his artisans. On the second floor, Charles II’s bust ornates the facade and gives his name to the building. At the time Charles II was king of Spain and sovereign of the Southern Netherlands, geogra-phically comprising Belgium of today. The building, having suffered during the French Revo-lution, was in terrible condition, but was restored in 1902 under the influence of then mayor of Brussels : Charles Buls. Having been a cafe and afterwards an ironmongery, of which the gallery remains on the first floor, finaly exercing its previous vocation in 1954. This side of the Grand’Place offers the most glamorous view of what Jean Cocteau named « world’s most beautifull theater ». The Estaminet, our private dining hall is located on the second floor, which allows an even better view to savor for those lucky enough to dine there.
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